NAB 2017: MediaSilo Celebrates Wiredrive Merger; VDMS Pulls Down Awards

LAS VEGAS — Toward the end of the 2017 NAB Show, Kai Pradel, CEO and founder Of MediaSilo, may have been as tired as everyone else, but he sure didn’t look it. A hugely successful merger and several major announcements will help keep your energy up. “The merger with Wire... More

NAB 2017: AWS, Dell EMC, G-Tech Tout 4K Delivery, Storage; Prime Focus Technologies Focuses on CREATE App

Underscoring the huge presence that Ultra High-Def (UHD) had at NAB, Amazon Web Services (AWS) teamed up with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide the first live 4K live video stream from the International Space Station (ISS) April 26. The str... More

M&E Journal: The Move Toward Digitizing Back-Office Processes

By Darren Ehlers, Entertainment Partners - In terms of utilizing technology, production office progress has been painfully slow. Paper scripts, paper timecards, paper purchase orders, the need for handwritten signatures. Until recently, the only real innovations behind the ca... More

NAB 2017: 5th Kind Touts Aspera Integration; Crawford Sees Metadata Blossom

LAS VEGAS — 5th Kind CEO Stephen Cronan was all smiles at the Aspera booth at the NAB Show. In addition to a completely revamped web site, the Culver City, Calif.-based company debuted a new version of its digital asset management (DAM) application, featuring streamlined ing... More

NAB 2017: ZOO Digital’s Out to ‘Open Up’ Dubbing; FilmTrack to Improve Security, Workflows; Mediamorph Expands its Scope

LAS VEGAS – The big story for ZOO Digital at the 2017 NAB Show was the launch of ZOOdubs, which it says is the entertainment industry’s first cloud-based dubbing platform. “Previously, we had an online subtitling system called ZOOsubs [and] we’ve adapted that” to no... More

NAB 2017: Machine Learning and Cyber Threats; Studios Close to Early VOD

LAS VEGAS — Murali Rao, global head of cybersecurity and risk consulting for Wipro, is sympathetic to those charged with mitigating cyber threats inside media and entertainment organizations. Too often they don’t have all the necessary data needed to find out what went wrong,... More

NAB 2017: Aspera Partnerships Expand; Signiant Debuts Platform Advancements

LAS VEGAS — The list of companies exhibiting with Aspera at the NAB Show is almost as long and distinguished as the number of partners the IBM-run company has. And there’s good reason for that, according to François Quereuil, senior director of worldwide marketing for Aspera... More

NAB 2017: Tata Communications to Enter eSports Arena; Western Digital’s HGST Tackles UHD Storage Needs

LAS VEGAS -- Tata Communications is looking to capitalize on the soaring popularity of eSports and plans to offer services to help game companies broadcast competitive events globally, according to a company executive the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) interviewed... More

M&E Journal: Audio Description: Television’s Talking Book

Veronika Hyks, BTI Studios - Audio description (AD) was once a concept known by very few in the TV and film industries, and practiced by even fewer. Today it is, if not the norm, certainly not unusual. Put simply, AD is a scripted narration that is woven into a television pro... More

NAB 2017: Content Security in the Era of Social Media no Easy Task

LAS VEGAS — Before social media, about the worst way you could spoil a movie for other people was by revealing the ending while walking out of a theater, with others waiting in line to see it. In an era of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, the tiniest reveal has worldwide rep... More